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Learn to Skate Program

Welcome to Oakland Ice Center's "Learn to Skate" Program - a challenging, rewarding and fun way to learn the sports of Hockey & Skating!

We offer group skating lessons for ages 3 to adult, all with exceptional student to teacher ratios. Hockey Classes are for beginner through advanced levels, with each class focusing on skill development, positional play and FUN! Our group lessons are structured to teach beginning skaters through more advanced skaters. Group instruction includes a thirty-minute class and thirty minute supervised practice, as well as class certificate and achievement badge.

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Additional Information: Learn to Skate Programs are typically 12 week Class Lesson Series (summer series is only nine.) A twelve week series is $210.00. Skate rental is not included in the price of a lesson series. Skate rental is $4.50 per class or by purchasing a discount booklet at $45 for twelve rentals.

PLEASE NOTE - WE DO NOT OFFER MAKE UP CLASSES OR REFUNDS!

To maximize your enjoyment in the sport, we recommend following the class progression below.

Skating Classes are designed to take participants from beginning steps through advanced Freestyle levels. Hockey Classes are for Beginner through Advanced levels, with each class focusing on skill development, positional play and FUN!

This progression insures that skaters have the necessary skills to succeed at higher levels. Skaters can get more information on or register online for each class listed below by simply clicking on the class title.  Online registrations use credit cards only.  Registrations using checks or cash can be made at the rink anytime.

Tiny Tot (Age 3-6 Beginner)

This class is designed for the little ones who would like to try ice skating. They will learn the basics skating skills through playing games and building confidence on the ice.

Tuesday 5:15p-6:15p

Thursday 5:15p-6:15p

Saturday 10:45a-11:45a 

ATTIRE

  • Proper attire is important. The skating school recommends gloves and a warm sweater. Please no snowsuits,ski jackets or elbow and shin pads.
     

PRACTICE

  • We encourage you to practice other than your lesson day.
     

PARENTS

  • Please do not interrupt the instructors during class time. If you have a problem please speak to someone at the cashiers booth and they will be happy to help you. Parents are NEVER allowed to step on the ice during group lessons.
  • PLEASE NOTE THAT WE DO NOT OFFER MAKE UP CLASSES OR REFUNDS!

Beginner 1-3 (Age 7-Up)

Tuesday 5:15p-6:15p

Thursday 5:15p-6:15p

Saturday (Beginner 1,2) 10:45am-11:45am

Saturday (Beginner 3) 11:45a-12:45p

 

ATTIRE

  • Proper attire is important. The skating school recommends gloves and a warm sweater. Please no snowsuits,ski jackets or elbow and shin pads.

PRACTICE

  • We encourage you to practice other than your lesson day.

PARENTS

  • Please do not interrupt the instructors during class time. If you have a problem please speak to someone at the cashiers booth and they will be happy to help you. Parents are NEVER allowed to step on the ice during group lessons.
  • PLEASE NOTE THAT WE DO NOT OFFER MAKE UP CLASSES OR REFUNDS!

Intermediate 1-Advanced 4

Gamma, Delta, Freestyle 1, Freestyle 2, Freestyle 3, Freestyle 4, Freestyle 5

Tuesday 5:45p-6:45p

Thursday 5:45p-6:45p

Saturday 11:45a-12:45p

ATTIRE

  • Proper attire is important. The skating school recommends gloves and a warm sweater. Please no snowsuits,ski jackets or elbow and shin pads.

PRACTICE

  • We encourage you to practice other than your lesson day.

PARENTS

  • Please do not interrupt the instructors during class time. If you have a problem please speak to someone at the cashiers booth and they will be happy to help you. Parents are NEVER allowed to step on the ice during group lessons.
  • PLEASE NOTE THAT WE DO NOT OFFER MAKE UP CLASSES OR REFUNDS!

Pre Hockey (Age 4-7)

Saturday 10:45a-11:45a

Introductory Hockey Skating Class is part of the Learn to Skate Program that focuses on getting players on the ice and learning basic skating skills. Some skating experience is required for this class.  This is not a class for absolute beginner skaters.   There are no sticks or pucks used in this class. Skate Rental is not included in the price of enrollment.  USA Hockey jersey will be provided for the player to keep. Helmet, gloves, elbow pads, shin guards, and hockey pants are encouraged but not required.

 

Youth Hockey Lessons

Thursday 5:45p-6:30p

Saturday 9:15a-10a

You may request rental hockey equipment free of charge or provide your own. Please select the option that applys to you.

Please contact Hockey Manager, Derek Donald at [email protected] for more information.

 

Adult Hockey Lessons

Intro to Speedskating

The Intro to Speedskating class will provide a safe and fun environment for students to learn the

skills needed to speedskate at either a recreational or a competitive level.

Speedskating is a family sport that is open to all ages.

 

Saturday 8:30a-9:30am

CLICK HERE TO REGISTER ONLINE

Adult Synchronized Skating Team

Synchronized skating or "synchro" is a specialized discipline of skating involving groups of eight or more skaters performing various group formations and maneuvers. The objective is for the team to perform as one unit executing circles, blocks, lines, wheels and intersections in unison to the music, while demonstrating quality edges, power and flow.

Saturday Mornings

5:45 - 6:45 AM - IceSymmetrics

6:45 - 8:00 AM - Cold Fusion

NHL Rink

Returning Members Click HERE to enroll.

 

Please contact Skating Manager David Hicks at [email protected] if you are interested in joining the team.

 

 

Special Needs/Therapeutic Skating Program

Friday - 5:00 – 5:45 PM

To Enroll Online Please Click Here

 

Note: 'Free admission for one parent or aide. All other family members will be charged a $5 drop in fee.

The Oakland Ice Center/Sharks Ice proudly offers a learn to skate program which has been developed especially for athletes with special physical and developmental challenges. Emphasizing fun and safety, the Special Skater program helps to improve balance and Coordination which promotes an "I can do it!" attitude that carries over into other aspects of the participant's life. With the assistance of volunteers, skaters develop skills, make new friends and experience a new found freedom and sense of accomplishment.

For more information please email Skating Manager David Hicks at [email protected]

NEW! Special Skaters Skills Class

Instructor Recommendation Only

Please Contact Skating Manager David Hicks at [email protected]

Tuesday's from 5:45 - 6:45 PM

An extension of our Friday Special Needs/Therapeutic skating series for participants

who would like to advance their skating skills.

The Oakland Ice Center/Sharks Ice proudly offers a learn to skate program which has been

developed especially for athletes with special physical and developmental challenges.

Please Note: NO walkers or assistant/aides are utilized for this class.

 

       

Sharks Ice Class Lesson Accomplisment Levels

Tot 1

March in place

Dip in place

Fall down & Stand up

Skate across ice

Tot 2

Two-Foot Jump in Place

Forward Swizzle Standing Still

Single Swizzle

Beginning Two-Foot Glide

Tot 3

Push and Glide Stroking

Preparation for Snowplow Stop

Dip

Forward Swizzle

Tot 4

T-Position and Push (Right And Left)

Backward Swizzle

Two-Foot or One-Foot Snowplow Stop

Backward Wiggle

 

Beginner 1 (Pre-Alpha equivalent)

1. Two foot glide

2. One-foot glide/ right foot/ left foot

3. Forward Swizzle

4. Backward Wiggle

5. Backward Swizzle

6. Forward Pumps

 

Beginner 2 (Alpha equivalent)

1. Forward Stroking

2. Forward Crossovers left over right (5)

3. Forward Crossovers right over left (5)

4. One foot snowplow stop

5. Two foot turn

 

Beginner 3 (Beta equivalent)

1. Backward Crossovers right over left (5)

2. Backward Crossovers left over right (5)

3. Backward Stroking (6)

4. Right T-Stop

5. Left T-Stop

6. Introduction to Forward Edges

 

Intermediate 1 (Gamma equivalent)

1. Left Forward Outside 3-Turn

2. Right Forward Outside 3-Turn

3. Left Forward Inside Mohawk

4. Right Forward Inside Mohawk

5. Hockey Stop

6. Introduction to Backward Edges

 

Intermediate 2 (Delta equivalent)

1. Left Forward Inside 3-Turn

2. Right Forward Inside 3-Turn

3. Forward Outside Edges

4. Forward Inside Edges

5. Lunge or Shoot the Duck

6. One-half Flip

Intermediate 3 (Freestyle 1 equivalent)

1. Backward outside edges

2. Backward inside edges

3. Two-foot spin

4. Forward spiral

5. Forward inside pivot

6. Waltz jump

 

Advanced 1 (Freestyle 2 equivalent)

1. Forward outside spirals

2. Forward inside spirals

3. One-half lutz

4. One-half Toe Walley

5. One foot spin

6. Ballet jump

 

Advanced 2 (Freestyle 3 equivalent)

1. Backward outside pivot

2. Change foot spin

3. Backward spiral

4. Salchow jump

5. Toe Loop jump

6. Backward outside three turns

 

Advanced 3 (Freestyle 4 equivalent)

1. Flip jump

2. Loop jump

3. Sit spin

4. One-half loop jump

5. Backward inside three-turns

6. Backward inside spirals

7. Backward outside spirals

 

Advanced 4 (Freestyle 5 equivalent)

1.Lutz jump

2.Axel jump

3.Back scratch spin

4.Combination spin – camel,sit,upright

5.Forward Choctaw (outside/inside)

6.Forward Bracket (outside/inside)

IMPORTANT INFORMATION: About Our Learn to Skate Program

  • If possible it is recommended that new students skate one time before their lesson to become accustomed to the ice and determine the proper size of skates.

 

  • On the first day all students should arrive at least 30 (thirty) minutes before class. Saturday morning 10:45 AM class students even earlier if you can. We have the highest volume of new students on Saturday’s and  the line can be long at the desk.

 

 

  • The first day is about organization for all of us and you and getting all of the skaters in to the correct class and/or level. This often can take a week or two to accomplish.

 

  • Please tie the skates tightly and firmly. Skates run true to shoe size. A skate that is too big is never advisable.

 

  • All Skating Class students (Children and Adults) should wear warm clothing, gloves and clothes that allow them to move easily on the ice. Helmets are always welcome, especially for children six and under

 

  • While we all want our skaters to start working on those doubles and triple jumps as soon as possible, please remember that a good, solid foundation comes first. Every coach on staff has excellent qualifications and many have made this a lifelong career. We all work in different ways to achieve the same results.

 

  • Please do not block the doors to the ice. It impedes the flow of traffic for the skaters and coaches entering and exiting AND can be quite dangerous too. The doors should be closed at all times.

 

  • Please do not interrupt the instructors while they are working.

 

  • PLEASE NOTE: Under no circumstances are Parents/Caregivers allowed on the ice during the lesson/practice time (with or without skates!)

 

  • SKATE RENTAL is not included in the enrollment price. A discounted book of rental tickets may be purchased from the cashier.